Intertek Hosts the First International Small Wind Association of Testers (SWAT) Conference

April 24-26, 2012
Ithaca, NY

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1st International Small Wind Association of Testers (SWAT) 2012 Conference

Intertek is pleased to host the annual 2012 SWAT conference – the inaugural International SWAT meeting to take place since the conference's inception.

For the first time, global leaders will gather to discuss how testing and certification of small wind turbines is impacting the industry and what trends and challenges are facing testers, certifiers, manufacturers, installers, investors, governments and other key stakeholders within the small wind industry.

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When: April 24-26, 2012
Where: The Statler Hotel, Cornell University,Ithaca , NY
Agenda Items:

Tuesday April 24, 2012
7:30 Begin Check-in & Registration
8:15 – 8:30 Welcome/Introductions
8:30 – 10:15 Certification
  • IEC Type cert vs AWEA vs MCS (BWEA) – Comparison of the certification schemes and design requirements – Kevin Sweeney, Intertek
  • Impact of changes to design on certification – Information/examples on what the impact of design changes are on the certification and when it's necessary to recertify – Brent Summerville, SWCC
  • Case study on VAWT certification – Alistair Mackinnon, TUV-NEL
  Test lab panel
  • US regional test centers
    • Intertek – Joe Spossey
    • Windward Eng - TBD
    • West Texas A&M - TBD
    • KSU/CCC – Dr. Ruth Douglas-Miller
  • TUV-NEL – Alistair Mackinnon
  • TERTEC – Dr. Peter Teng
  • INTI – Guillermo Martín
  • CIEMAT - Ignacio Cruz
  • Japan - Testsuro Takagi (CTC) and Hikaru Matsumiya (AIST)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Test lab panel
  • US regional test centers
    • Intertek – Joe Spossey
    • Windward Eng - Dean Davis
    • KSU/CCC – Dr. Ruth Douglas-Miller
  • TUV-NEL – Alistair Mackinnon
  • TERTEC – Dr. Peter Teng
  • INTI – Guillermo Martín
  • Japan – Hikaru Matsumiya (AIST)
  • CIEMAT - Ignacio Cruz
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:15 Site tour – bus leaves at 1:15
1:15 – 5:00 Site tour – arrival back at Statler at approximately 5PM
5:00 Adjourn




Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7:30 Begin Check-in & Registration
8:15 – 8:45 NREL Update – Tony Jimenez, NREL
8:45 – 9:15 Clarkson blade test facility – Kerop Janoyan, Clarkson University
9:15 – 9:45 IEA Wind group – Trudy Forsyth
9:45 – 10:15 Test Site safety – Best practices for climbing, electrical safety, etc. – Sherret Chase, Chase Construction Management, Inc.
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:00 Monitoring and controlling small wind – Dave Kostick, IMT Solar
11:00 – 12:00 Wind Turbine Performance in the built environment – Jason Fields, NREL
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Country updates - Presentations from each country represented describing the small wind market in their country
  • Taiwan - Dr. Peter Teng, TERTEC
  • Argentina – Juan Pablo Duzdevich, INTI
  • UK – Kevin Sweeney, Intertek
  • Japan – Hikaru Matsumiya
  • Spain – Ignacio Cruz, CIEMAT
  • Ireland – Raymond Byrne
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:45 Standards
  • Small wind electrical system requirements - new UL 6142, subject 6140 and 6141 –  Tom Buchal, Intertek
  • How robust is the simplified load model - are there lessons to be learned – Alistair Mackinnon, TUV-NEL
  • IEC 61400-2 revision update  – Trudy Forsyth
4:45 Adjourn
5:30 – 7:00 Networking event




Thursday, April 26, 2012
7:30 Begin Check-in & Registration
8:30 – 12:00  Technical Sessions
  Track A Track B
Rotation #1
8:15 –9:15
Acoustic Testing
Joe Spossey, Intertek
DAS Commissioning & End to End checks – Ismael Mendoza
9:15 – 9:30 Break
Rotation #2
9:30 – 10:30
Acoustic Testing
Joe Spossey, Intertek
Turbine Commissioning & Data Processing – Ismael Mendoza
10:30 – 10:45 Break
Rotation #3
10:45 - 11:45
Acoustic Testing, Tonality, BWEA
Joe Spossey, Intertek
 
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 Advanced fuzzy-logic pitch controller for small wind turbines - Luigi Izzo, University of Naples Federico II
1:45 - 2:15 CESA/ITAC - Introduction to the ITAC qualified turbine list, process for application, criteria, etc. - Mark Mayhew
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:00 CeCeT - David Gower, CeCeT
3:00 - 3:15 Wrap-up
3:15 Adjourn

Agenda subject to change without notice.

Registration Includes:

  • Breakfast and lunch on April 24-26
  • Networking party and dinner on April 25
  • Tour of Intertek's local wind test site
  • Shuttle transportation from Syracuse Airport (limited times)
  • Full conference attendance  
  • Discount for exhibitors at the Networking Party 

Take advantage of the exhibition during our Networking Party.  This is a great opportunity to showcase your product or service to key small wind stakeholders.  Exhibits are available at a cost of $295 per space however if you also attend the conference you will get a special exhibit rate of $200.  For more information on exhibiting you can contact Nicole Monaco at 847-871-1029 via email.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramada Inn at the rate of $99.95 per night plus tax, and at the Statler Hotel at the rate of $155.00 per night plus tax. Please contact the hotels directly per the information below, and reference the Intertek group:

The Statler Hotel, Cornell University,
130 Statler Drive
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (800) 541-2501
Fax:  (607) 257-6432
Email: statler_reserve@cornell.edu
Web: http://www.statlerhotel.cornell.edu


Ramada Inn Ithaca Executive Conference Center

2310 N. Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY  14850
Phone: (607) 257-3100
Fax:  (607) 257-7924
Web: http://www.ramada.com/hotels/new-york/ithaca/ramada-ithaca-executive-conference-center/hotel-overview


Don't miss this chance to network with global leaders from the small wind testing and certification industry and gain valuable knowledge about current trends, issues and changes to the standards and requirements for small wind, around the world. 

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